The story goes something like this: It all started with a railroad leading west. When the conductor pulled out of the station, he shouted, “West we go!” However the name originated, Westwego Louisiana is a unique city on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
Founded in 1870, this historic little city is located 15 minutes from New Orleans. Its historic district, Sala Avenue, is four blocks long and features a museum, a theater, an art gallery, and a farmer’s market.
Westwego Cypress Swamp Fest is an annual event offering visitors a wide variety of entertainment, carnival rides, crafts, food, and a raffle.
Bayou Senette State Park borders the city. This area of wetlands is a unique park with fishing, boating, nature watching, and a wave pool.
Westwego apartment renters will enjoy this small, Southern city a short distance from the bustling heart of downtown New Orleans.